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Rulers make it easy to measure projects and materials precisely and efficiently. Before making the first cut, mark or alteration, use one of these devices to size up the work properly. They come in a variety of lengths, widths, colors and materials, ensuring there is an option that fulfills every measuring need. Flexible devices are useful for determining the length and width of objects with curves and angles, while retractable models take up little room in tool bags or drawers. Traditional straight-edge options provide a clean, straight line, which is ideal for marking and tracing craft and home improvement projects. Find all the top measuring tool brands and devices at Staples.

Rulers Provide Accurate Measurements in a Variety of Situations
Take accurate measurements at home, work or school with a handy ruler. Many designs come equipped with both inch and centimeter markings for easy reading and recording purposes. They are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from 6 inches to 12 inches and beyond, making it simple to find one suited to the project at hand. Devices with multiple scales and sides, like an architect's ruler, offer total precision for minute measurements required for detailed drawings and construction work. Tape measures with beveled edges are comfortable to hold in place while tracing and other varieties with hooks on the ends hold firmly as you move further away to take a full measurement.

Rulers Come in a Wide Range of Styles to Fit all Measurement Needs
Not every measurement follows a straight line. Precisely evaluate angles and rounded edges with the help of protractors. Their curved shape is helpful for tracing clean-lined half-circles and full circles, or taking short, quick measurements with the straight edge at the bottom. Stencils let users trace shapes like squares, hexagons and triangles neatly and accurately. Grid-like layouts on these products help line the designs up for proper placement on blank papers, math problems and renderings.

Traditional Rulers Provide an Easy-to-Use Straight Edge Measuring Tool
Measure linear objects or make accurate line drawings with the help of a straight-edge ruler. Often crafted from sturdy, durable materials like metal, wood and plastic, they offer a hard surface for tracing or marking on projects and are designed to last. Clear versions of these products allow an unobstructed view of what's below for precision measuring and drawing. Options with magnifying capabilities ensure total accuracy with every use. They are available in a range of colors and styles, from traditional wood materials to fun plastic designs, to fit both measuring needs and personal taste.

Flexible Ruler Designs Make it Simple to Measure Oddly Shaped Items
Flexible protractors provide precise measurements of not only straight-edge items but projects with curves and angles as well. Their bendable nature wraps around pieces, hugging them closely to offer an exact circumference, length, width or height. Products featuring a sticky backing stay in place for easy recording and positioning. A flexible design makes it simple to roll these devices up for neat, compact storage.
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Staples Acrylic Ruler 12" Clear (51882)
Staples Acrylic Ruler 12" Clear (51882)
Item: 2772895 / Model : 51882-CC
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  • Clear acrylic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 12"
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Westcott® 12" Finger Grip Ruler, Assorted Colors
Item: 711762 / Model : 00403/55276
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  • Raised center for easy handling
  • Imperial scale in 1/16 of an inch as well as the metric scale in millimeters
  • Translucent colors allow for viewingthrough to the page
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Staples Beveled Wood Ruler 12" (51881)
Item: 2773034 / Model : 51881-CC
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  • Wood ruler
  • 1/16" imperial scale
  • Measures up to 12"
1.49 $1.49
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Westcott® Wooden 12" Ruler, English/Metric, (10702)
Item: 477829 / Model : 10702
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  • Made of selected hardwood
  • Scaled in 1/16 inch and metric scales
  • 12"
1.29 $1.29
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Staples Stainless Steel Ruler with Non Slip Cork Base 18" (51899)
Item: 2772901 / Model : 51899-CC
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  • Stainless steel ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 18"
5.99 $5.99
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Staples 12" Plastic Ruler, Assorted Colors (51884)
Item: 2772893 / Model : 53898/51884
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  • Plastic ruler
  • Imperial 1/16"
  • Measures up to 12"
1.19 $1.19
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Staples Stainless Steel Ruler with Non Slip Cork Base 12" (51887)
Item: 2772891 / Model : 51887
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  • Stainless steel ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 12"
3.99 $3.99
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Staples 18" Transparent Acrylic Ruler, Clear (51894)
Item: 2773006 / Model : 51894
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  • Clear acrylic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 18"
2.79 $2.79
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Westcott® Transparent Acrylic 12" Ruler, Clear (10562//55275)
Item: 164632 / Model : 10562/55275
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  • Numerals and graduations are sharply delineated
  • Edges are straight and true
  • Ideal for office and home use
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Staples 6" Acrylic Ruler, Clear (51907)
Item: 2772896 / Model : 51907
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  • Clear acrylic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 6"
1.99 $1.99
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Staedtler® Mars® 12" Triangular Scales
Item: SS951116
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  • Versatile measurement tool for architects and engineers
  • Three sides with six different scales
  • Available in architect and engineer styles
As low as 5.49 $5.49
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Easy Read Stainless Steel Ruler, Standard/Metric, 12", Blue
Item: 2632644 / Model : EZ12SBL
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  • Easy to Read with 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 Inch Labeled Increments
  • Vivid White Markings and Vibrant Blue Background
  • Non-Glare Surface
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Staples Shatterproof Plastic Ruler 12" Clear (51892)
Item: 2773008 / Model : 51892-CC
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  • Shatterproof plastic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 12"
3.99 $3.99
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Westcott® Plastic 12" Ruler, Jewel Colored (12975)
Item: 908634 / Model : 12975
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  • Brighten your desktop with assorted transparent jeweltone colors
  • Numerals and graduations are sharply delineated
  • Hang-up hole
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Blue Stainless Steel 18 Inch Easy Read Ruler
Item: 2632645 / Model : EZ18SBL
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  • Easy to Read with 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 Inch Labeled Increments
  • Vivid White Markings and Vibrant Blue Background
  • Non-Glare Surface
12.79 $12.79
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Westcott® Plastic Magnifying Ruler, 12", Clear
Item: ACM15571 / Model : 15571
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  • Clear
  • Tape length: 12"
  • Material: Plastic
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Calculated Industries Scale Master Pro Digital Plan Measure
Item: 1487810 / Model : 6025
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  • 72 Built-In-Scales - 39 Imperial and 33 Metric
  • Perform Instant Linear, Rectangular Area and Volume Take-Offs
  • Custom Scales- Perfect for scaling faxed or out-of-scale plans
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It's Academic 12" Flexible Ruler, Assorted (01137)
Item: 162453 / Model : 01137
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  • The fun and bendable It's Academic Flexi Ruler is eye-catching and useful.
  • Made 100% of PVC
  • Measures standard (inches) and metric (centimeters)
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Staples Highlighting Ruler 15" (51901)
Item: 2772899 / Model : 51901-CC
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  • Clear acrylic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 15"
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Retractable Tape Measure, 60", Assorted Colors
Item: 291885 / Model : 943
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  • Retractable Tape measure
  • Plastic cased fiberglass
  • Lightweight plastic cased fiberglass tape measure with both 60 inches (1/16in) and 1.52 meter (mm) markings and a button retraction system
8.89 $8.89
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Westcott® 12" KleenEarth® Recycled Double Beveled Plastic Ruler, Black
Item: 792040 / Model : 41015
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  • Features double bevel with pencil groove
  • 12"
  • Holes for use in three-ring binder
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Westcott® 36" Wood Yardstick
Item: 104968 / Model : 55284
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  • Scaled in 1/8 Inch scale and fractions of yards
  • 36"
  • Westcott has been a trusted name in rulers since 1872
2.09 $2.09
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Staples Grip Ruler 12" Assorted Colors (51885)
Item: 2772892 / Model : 51885
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  • Durable plastic ruler
  • 1/16" imperial and standard 1/10 metric scales
  • Measures up to 12"
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Westcott® 18" Stainless Steel Ruler
Item: 670815 / Model : 55277/10415
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  • Edges are straight and true
  • Standard scale: 1/16" and 1/32"
  • Etched standard and metric measurement markings
7.79 $7.79
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